Destination Harstad official travel guide
Official touristinformation for: Harstad, Kvæfjord, Bjarkøy, Tjeldsund, Skånland.
- offers activities and adventures along the road, at sea, in the countryside and in the mountains. Facing the Midnight Sun, the road from Breistrand in the south winds its way through a host of beautiful and exciting villages on its way to Evenskjer, where it follows sheltered bays and green pastures through a vibrant coastal heritage environment.
Here, you may taste traditional food based on local produce, or you can take an enjoyable boat trip, either under sail or engine power. There are many marked trails in beautiful and captivating terrain. The nature is majestic and varied, ranging from inland mountain landscape to coastal landscape. There are also rich natural resources with opportunities for sea fishing from land or boat, as well as freshwater fishing in rivers and lakes.
The municipality has Sami settlement and is rich in Sami and Norwegian history, culture and tradition. Skånland, situated on the mainland by Tjeldsundet, is the Gateway to the island of Hinnøya and Lofoten.
Municipal administrative centre: Evenskjer
The sculpture “7 magiske punkter” (7 Magic Points) is a beautiful and mystical circular iron sculpture, which is seven metres in diameter and weighs 25 tonnes. It is situated right by the water’s edge in a beautiful setting approx. 5 km north of Tjeldsund Bridge along the R825 highway.
Ample car parking
For more information, please ring +47 77 08 95 10
Artist: Martti Aiha from Helsinki